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goodbye. >> we want the police to keep us safe. >> we have to do everything safe. >> we have to do everything we can to keep a safe. much? to make the area has been be >> tonight. john: "the police state"? america is not a police state the we're pretty free. for the most part but we didn't learn that they grabbed records of phone calls and the males and a and who we talked to the and when i am not that upset i figure might political enemies already s on me but is duse's slippery slope leading to terrible things. but there was already things that my government does that upset me more. radley balko writes about them in his new book radley balko one dash "rise of the warrior cop." what do you mean? >> call on r&d and undressed and trade like soldiers and military tactics. john: and the equipment tanks, helicopters, . >> guns, and for a long time they were reserved for each emergency situations like the escaped fugitive for the active and schuster or hostage-taking situation. john: you want to go there with power. >> lives are at stake at a think anybody is opposed to using a s.w.a.t.
, but also providing useful information. the reason why after i became secretary, i called for the creation and then expansion of the department, if you see something, say something campaign, expanding this terrible tragedy could have been our worst. for me, the lesson is clear -- for every attack we experience, every threat we face, and every decent intelligence we come across, we learned. we assess our preparations and capabilities. we make changes. we become more flexible and -- in the actions we take and we get stronger and more nimble. the boston attack was not the only terrorist plot we confronted over the past 4.5 years. we dealt with the attempted christmas day coming aboard an airliner down for detroit. 20 10 air cargo threat as well as other plots that were effectively mitigated. some more international in scope and origin like the christmas they plot was involved a nigerian citizen who purchased ticket in ghama,. flew from legos to amsterdam and attended to ignite a bomb en route to america. from that attempted attack, we learned that relevant information possessed by u.s. custo
in syria as defense officials confirmed today it is not a matter of if but when u.s. forces will set to strike syria for crossing the red line on chemical weapons we have thomas mcinerney here with the risk and reward to put american forces this area civil war. also of major market sell-off fueled by another military commitment or a investors simply looking when running to safety? the dow jones was down nearly 200 points today. and major hassan which is his goal of the death penalty while george zimmerman looks to the state offlorida for monetary justice. we bring up both cases. we begin tonight with syria and potential u.s. military forces in chuck kaye goal is called ready to go and jay carney makes it crystal clear earlier today the president has concluded that the so-called red light on hemical weapon use has been crossed by the aside regime not the rebel fighters. >> and leaves no doubt chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on august august 21st outside of scus. there is also very little doubt, and should be no doubt, for anyone who approaches this logically, that the sy
even though the government said it will not allow its territory to be used to launch attacks against syria. but syrians state media has accuseded the jordanian government in participating in what is called a u.s.-led aggression. a man recently hosted a meeting of countries likely to take part in any military intervention. >> translator: >> things can be resolved without a military strike because it will have consequences the arab the people and syria's neighbors don't need. >> reporter: and syria's foreign minister said the country hasn't attacked jordan in the past two and a half years and it would be a shame if that had to change. a divided arab league have not had the restrictions if the they strike syria. >> translator: >> this is part of america's plan to divide the middle east it started with iraq and now syria and this is an israel's interest. tra*p>> translator: it happenedn iraq and maybe in syria and maybe egypt. >> reporter: the syrian government promised to defend themself against attack. the fire in syria won't stop at its borders. al jazeera, beirut. >> the tinspection
a worldwide travel alert for all u.s. citizens. it is taking the extraordinary precaution of closing 21 embassies and consulates across the middle east and africa. what are you finding out? >> credible and serious, it goes beyond that. u.s. officials telling us this is more, more than the normal stream of chatter they get about potential attacks. they have been following a stream for months now in yemen. in the last few days it grew. it became more mature, in their words. more specificity. that has led to the state department taking the action of shutting down the embassies across the region. there is particular concern about the u.s. embassy in yemen through about next tuesday. concerns about all u.s. embassies across the region. we are coming to a series of holy day as the islamic month of ramadan ends. they believe tensions will be rising. there is some difference of opinion within the u.s. intelligence community how much of this is just about yemen and how much is about the region as a whole, but no difference that it is very serious. >> the 3rd and 6th of august. those are critical
. that really have a lot to meaning to us. we have great sympathy for the fact this is a complicated process that they are going through. what we have asked of the fcc commissioner is more transparency, more engagement. it might be conventional wisdom that broadcasters would want to stop this. i think it is in our interest to accelerate this while still getting it right. this has enormous consequence to the nation that there is a dedicated and healthy broadcast dedicated to broadcasting if we are serious about preserving video on a large scale that is free and local. these things are hugely important to people in the information age, people still care about the big screens and watching their sporting events and getting emergency information and staying up with the news bit it comes from broadcasting. in a very significant way. we gave up a lot of spectrum were from analog to digital. we are being asked for more. it is important to understand the broadband community has twice as much spectrum as we do. they want more of hours. wille most, this auction add to their holdings. it will require yo
action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests. by violating well-established internationa
, or give me my money back. >> we will look at how richmond, california is planning to use eminent domain to help fight the foreclosure crisis. we will speak to laura gottesdiener, author of the new book, "a dream foreclosed: black america and the fight for a place to call home." first, we look at the national security agency and the u.s. drug enforcement administration. dea agents are using intelligence gathered by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the com
planned and use a workshop around heath rirpz with to police. where we introduced the review to the community. this being our fifth summit based on the police and public relationships we've educated a lot of what the parents feel to be healthy relationships between youth and police. we work closely with the youth commission on a general order and have been doing this for 5 years to make sure that the youth and public voices is where our community members are effected. during our most recent summit we had four officers in attendance that work on housing and poverty who assisted in this workshop. and the pamphlets and other general information and the ruling role of the school community. at burn heights center we're striving for public accountant ability for the community. where the language binds the s r o sz to the contact is important. school officers should be a rows. it shouldn't be a threat to any student and m l o should frame the model relationship that us the community want to see between the public and police >> thank you. >> thank you any further public comment? >>
of us know this is the true place, the mother ship. [applause] so i wanted to start this morning by paying tribute. the reality tv rush hour-free zone, which is one of its appeals. now, i can't claim and i am not a true native chataquan like many of you, that go back four, five, seeven six generations. in fact, i grew up outside of boston, massachusetts. i am a patriots fan. admittedly behind enemy lines here in buffalo bills territory. but i was born in buffalo general hospital. so, mr. president, i'd like to apply again for citizenship in chaw tack qua nation. -- chautauqua nation. i'm pleased to be discussing diplomacy. i'm glad that chautauqua has decided to spend some time talking about this venerable art, sometimesis understood, stiemsma lined, but always important as diplomacy. i'm a former career american diplomat. i served five presidents between my first job. i was the lowest ranking person in the u.s. government. i was an intern at our ambassador in mauritania in west africa in 1980. until my last job as undersecretary of state in 2008. and you now have the privilege o
. will the united states use military force against that country and when? >> president obama is speaking out about syria. he said he's considering a military attack when he called a shot across syria. he wants to deter the use of chemical weapons. offer in his interview he also said he has not made a final decision. >> i have gotten options from our military, i had extensive discussion with our national security team. so let me talk about what's at stake here. we understand terrible things have been happening in syria for quite some time, that the assad regime there has been killing it's own people by the tens of thousands. there are sectarian arguments that have spilled over in bloodshed and escalated over the last couple of years. although what has happened there is tragic, and i have called for assad to leave and make sure that we've got a transitional government that could be inclusive in syria, what i've also concluded that direct military engagement involvement in the civil war in syria would not help the situation on the grouped. >> tonight the state department is criticizing what it calls
want the police to keep us safe. >> we have to do everything safe. >> we have to do everything we can to keep a safe. much? to make the area has been be >> tonight. john: "the police stat? america is not a police state the we're prettyfree.. for the most part but we didn't learn that they grabbed records of phone calls and the males and a and who we talked to the and when i am not that upset i figure might political enemies already spy on me but is duse's slippery slope leading to terrible things. but there was already things that my government does that upset me more. radley balko writes about them in his new book radl balko one dash "rise of the warrior cop." what do you mean? >> call on r&d and undressed and trade like soldiers and military tactics. john: and the equipmt tanks, helicopters, . >> guns, and for a long time they were reserved for each emergency situations like the escaped fugitive for the active and schuster or hostage-taking situation. john: you want to go there with power. >> lives are at stake at a think anybody is opposed to using a s.w.a.t. team but they're overw
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is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to be his surrogate father. days later, the man was killed in u.s. drone strike. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. brotherhoode muslim has called on supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi to join the nationwide day of rage today to protest the killings of hundreds of people in a crackdown that began with raids on two cairo sit ins. according to the health ministry, the death toll from wednesday's violence has risen to 638 with thousands more wounded. on thursday, the government authorized security forces to use live ammunition to defend themselves and public buildings. president obama responded to the situation in egypt from martha's vineyard where he is on vacation . he condemned the violence, but stopped short of calling it a coup or announcing cuts to the
embassies. and a look at u.s. russia relations after the announcement that president obama has canceled his meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that is all next on "washington journal." ♪ is sunday,orning, it august 11 come up 20 13. it is today, resident obama began his week long vacation at martha's vineyard. today we will be discussing the state of u.s. relations with dive intoking a deep u.s. job numbers, and talking about recent al qaeda threats. before we do that we want to hear about the state of news media from our viewers. the pew research center's -- you research center released its biannual data and while there is still plenty of criticism about the industry, most americans continue to believe the media plays an important watchdog role. as we take you through that reports this morning, we want to hear your thoughts. he of us a call. we split our lineup -- we split our lines up by age group. you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites, on twitter and facebook. you can also e-mail us at .ww.c-span.org we want to take you to tha
a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: phil jackson quit after learning -- earning 11 rings. practicallyt stop every team in the league from pursuing him to come back. coach, no questions about your comeback. that decision may be forthcoming, we shall see. he spends a lot of time in montana where he writes books, detailing his philosophy about winning and losing. "11 rings, the soul of success." i really love the subtitle. >> everything pales behind winning. make a big statement, the losses to detroit and to boston were real moments that were tough to get by. player, we lost to the lakers and 71, 72. we were able to win 72 and 73 against the laker team. tavis: if one can get addicted to winning, what is the antidote for that? it is an addiction like anything else, you see where i am going with this. what do you do about that? if you lose, it is a deep thought. it was the innovator of the triangle offense. players ofed
action against syria. what a difference a few days can make. less than a week ago the president told us chemical weapons uses aa question mark. now vice president biden saying there's no doubt chemical weapons were used and defense secretary chuck hagel says u.s. forces in the region are ready to go with armed u.s. warships already in the region. iran warning of a disaster if the u.s. intervenes in syria. we're covering all the angles of the story including the only western network reporter on the ground inside syria. let's begin with chris lawrence at the pentagon. chris, what's the latest in. >> reporter: military officials say once they get the order they could be ready to go within hours but while obama administration officials continue to verbally hammer bashar al assad we're still waiting to get the hard evidence that he's responsible. the latest warning to syria comes directly from the white house. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children, should and must be held accountable. >> reporter: another sign to expect action, u.s. officials all but t
are yemeni. the meeting between obama and president hadi came just hours after a u.s. drone strike in yemen killed four people. i yemeni security official said the victims were al qaeda suspects. it was the third u.s. strike in yemen in five days. secretary of state john kerry told pakistanis on thursday he hopes the u.s.. strikes in their country "very, very soon." he made remarks in a television interview following a meeting with the pakistani prime minister. he claimed president obama has a very real timeline for ending the drone strikes. thewhile, investigation by bureau of investigative journalism solidifies claims the cia targeted rescuers at the scenes of earlier drone strikes in pakistan last year. a report by pakistani journalist commission by the bureau found five so-called double tap strikes took place in mid-2012, 1 of which also struck a mosque. in total, the attacks killed 53 people in injured 57. a parallel investigation by the legal charity reprieve found 8 pakistani civilians died in one double tap strike last july. afghan officials said nato helicopter that was called to a
reaction to the president using "the tonight show" as a forum to discuss serious issues. join us on facebook or send us a tweet, http://twitter.com/cspanwj and .-span hasbbc reporting yemen foiled an al qaeda plot to blow up oil pipelines and sees some of the country's main ports. the story was released a short while ago saying both u.s. and the uk have withdrawn diplomatic staff from yemen, prompted by intelligence reports over new terrorist activity. their u.s. is reported to send special operation forces for pop -- possible strikes against him and sites, al qaeda sites in yemen. the front page story about the september 11 benghazi attacks, charges have been filed, u.s. ambassador christie vince among those killed in that attack. we want to get to the president's comments last night on "the tonight show," asked about benghazi and terrorism and the shutdown of the u.s. embassies across north africa and the threat from aqap, which is al qaeda arabian peninsula. this is the president and jay leno. >> one thing i try to do as president is not overreact, but make sure as much as pos
to handle allegations of chemical weapons use in syria. >> awaiting the green light from the white house, the u.s. military says it's ready to launch a strike to weaken the assad regime. >> calendarle's seven-day-old wildfire has burned morn 60 square miles inside of yosemite national park. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> 50 years later, a celebration honoring the iconic civil rights speech delivered by dr. martin luther king, jr. ♪ theme >> strike on syria, all eyes are on the u.s. this morning to see how it will respond to last week's alleged chemical weapons attack by the assad regime. the u.n. envoy suggests that a chemical weapon was used. the chorus of other international voices weigh in. british prime minister david cameron drafted a resolution on syria to be presented to the u.n. security council today. all members of u.n. security council especially russia are urged to back the resolution. russia warns against a strike, saying any intervention without a resolution would have "catastrophic consequences." iran has also weighed in, lawma
. >> i'm jamie colby in for jenna lee today. right now it is looking increasingly likely that the u.s. will lead a military strike on syria. this is all a week after alleged chemical weapons attacks were happening, that killed, what we're seeing many people. vice president joe biden is saying there is is now doubt the assad regime is to blame and right now the u.s. has warships, four of them, in the mediterranean. crews missiles are ready to be fired but the obama administration has to still work out some of the details in considering how the assad regime will respond. our chief white house correspondent ed henry live at the white house with the very latest. ed, good morning to you. are they planning on getting congressional authorization first? >> reporter: it does not look like it, jamie. the situation getting worse by the hour. israel on high alert, worried about possible retaliation by the syrian regime. in the last few moments turkish foreign minister is being prepared and turkey is on high alert at this hour to protect turkish interests. vice president biden, becoming the latest
that russia is sending two ships into the eastern mediterranean not far from u.s. vessels. >> investigators search a damascus suburb for chemical weapons a day before heading home. >> with international pressure mounting, whether the president will pull the trigger on syria. >> yosemite, how exhausted firefighters using sophisticated technology in their effort to detect new flames in that mammoth fire. >> a new kind of living for the budget minded, but not everyone is crazy about the trend. ♪ theme >> reports are out this morning that the russians are doing that year part to turn up pressure on the united states. reuters is saying that a military source within russia's intertax news agency claims a missile cruiser is being moved to the mediterranean. president obama has military options but has not decided whether to launch a military strike on occur i can't. obama's not likely to get u.n. approval and it appears britain is reigning in it's approval of a strike. the president said he has approved assad has responsibility for chemical attacks. a classified report will be delivered on the i
maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now, i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm. >> his comments came a short time after the white house released a declassified version of an intelligence report. it detailed the evidence against syrian leader bashar al assad fors. what we know about the alleged chemical weapons attack in damascus last week. it's something the secretary of state john kerry says matters to all of us he called it a crime against conscience it's are will its findings are clear as compelling. don't take my word for it all of you, read for yourselves the evidence from thousands of sources. >> harris: that report claims syrian chemical weapons workers were on the ground three days before the attack preparing for it. and on the day of the mass killing, regime members prepared by putting on their own gas masks. the u.s. also claims to have intercepted communications from a senior syrian official who confirmed the regime used chemical weapons expressed the u.n. might point out. 100 videos purport to sho
considered. usually, we have departments that bring us together. this is a quick form that my deputies use whatever level it is what type of management structure and how many leadership roles we need to provide. and we have to follow the policy for minimum resources. those are some of our equipment. are those are our gators they can get folks transported to the hospital. had this is the multiple causality unit and also they, work backwards. our -- it's a coincides i used to work there. one of our rescue ballots and - boats. this is the 201 forms we use the same forms. in the a basically encouraged plan and this is the golden state bridge for an anniversary event. first, the parade celebration in 2010. someone made a great call and they put a big screen here so a lot of the crowds stayed back and it was safer. the public. and that's the end of my presentation i want to stress and reiterate what the mayor said we need to replace the old system. my questions on the presentation? >> bring up one issue the evaluation of folks in the city. i know that in boston they would take fol
with pakistan and america's uneasy ally calling for an end to drone strikes on its soil. pakistan and the u.s. are opening the dialogue. this relationship has been strainve t u.s. drone program and what the u.s. believes is pakistan's half hearted approaching to cracking down in their borders. secretary of state john kerry is suggesting the program could be winding down adding most of the threat has been eliminated. kerry also said that he believes president obama has a real time line for ending the striem. remarks the state department walked back. u.s. drone strikes killed 8 suspected militants in pakistan. >>> we know it's been a while since we've seen edward snowden. we've gotten a picture of edward snowden. he's a legal resident of russia. he's been granted temporary asylum by moscow. that will allow him to remain in that country for at least a year. yesterday snowden was seen leaving the moscow airport where he was stranded for more than a month. the website wikileaks says he remains with legal advisor sarah harrison and is currently in a secure, confidential location. the u.s. is demand
mason university in virginia. you can reach him on twitter. thanks for being with us this morning and talking about eminent domain. that will do it for this "orning's washington journal next, we will take you live to the national press club where they will be recognizing out going homeland security secretary jenna not a ton of who is stepping down from her position, taking the chair as president of the university of california. live coverage is next on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] the shift to [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> we are live at the national press club in washington, dc awaiting remarks from out going homeland security department secretary janet napolitano. earlier this summer, she announced she would be stepping down from her cap in a position to become president of the university of california system which includes ucla and the university of california berkeley among other campuses this is. we are expecting her in a moment. >> ladies and gentlemen, we will start into moments of silence all cell phones
. >> it reminded some of us of that famous phrase, the benality of evil. and while what castro said today was infuriating and what he it was incomprehensible, you might not think anything about him if you met him at your local store. you may not even notice him. life in prison plus 1,000 years without the possibility of parole. you couldn't help but be struck today by the bravery of michelle knight. she confronted her captor and got her first chance to publicly shame him for the hell he made her endure. >> you took 11 years of my life away. i spent 11 years in hell and now your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all this what happened, but you will face hell for eternity. >> joining us live from outside the courthouse in cleveland is cnn's pamela brown. we got our first look at some of the evidence recovered from the crime scene today and it paints this bone chilling picture of what was going on inside that house. tell us about it. >> reporter: and to think, jake, this wasn't all the evidence that authorities had. they didn't want to show the full scope of evidence because it was too
. so you have to make every possible effort for every possible child so that they can help us fix the mess we left. we have left them a huge problem . we don't have enough time ourselves. they have to come along. we're giving them a huge burden. as seen in to help us save us in themselves. so i hope that the adults can to keep to that. of course it is hopeful that people like the pentagon and we have shown the phone with the united nations, looking into it. we are about done for the evening. we want to thank you and park roads books here for having me. the documentary. my literary agent. for making this possible think you for coming. i appreciated. [applause] update. >> visit booktv.org to watch any of the programs you see here on line. type the author or book title in the search bar on the upper left side of the page and click search. you can also share anything ec easily by clicking share of the upper left side of the page and selecting the format. book tv strains live for 48 hours every weekend with top nonfiction books and authors. booktv.org. >> a panel on civil liberties and
, that is it for "the five." thank you for joining us, see you tomorrow. special report, you know what that is. that is pretty good. >> the terror on the ground, in the aftermath of alleged chemical weapons warfare in syria, we talked to people who were there. this is special report. good evening, i'm brett baier, the international outrage is growing tonight over the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria. france is suggesting the use of force. turkey said several red lines have been crossed. here in the u.s., the reaction has been less public and far less definitive. more on that in a moment. tonight, we begin with the eyewitness accounts of chemical weapons. here is a strong warning. many of the images in this report are very graphic and disturbing. >> reporter: for those who survived wednesday's attack comes the grim task of burying the dead. hundreds, if not thousands of dead. their bodies lined up, filling room after room. images somebody had to risk his life to capture, to show the world the horrors inside syria. via skype, we reached the man behind many of the pictures. >> some patien
some of us claiming to push for change lost our way. the anguish of assassinations set up self-defeating rites. legitimate grievances against police brutality tipped into excuse-making for criminal behavior. racial politics could cut both ways as the transformative message of unity and brotherhood was drowned up to speed by the language of recriticism nation. the chance for all americans to work hard, get ahead, was too often framed as a mere desire for government support. as if we had no agency in our own liberation. as if poverty was an excuse for not raising your child, bigotry of others was reason to give up on yourself. all of that history is how progress stalled. >> bill: how progress stalled. that was a great statement. accurate and important. fair-minded americans want all of their fellow citizens to succeed. i believe most of us of fair-minded. but self-reliance and hard work is the key to success in life no matter what color you are. president obama and many in the civil rights industry believe that government must provide -- provide for those who fail. even if it's t
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer producti >> woodruff: edward snowden, the leaker of u.s. surveillance secrets, was granted asylum in russia today. he walked out of the moscow airport where he had been holed up for more than a month. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we get reaction from washington and moscow and talk with former national security agency officials about the scope of u.s. spying programs. >> they're still collecting everything, content word for word of every doe midwest incommunication in this country. >> the idea that n.s.a. is keeping files on americans as a general rule just isn't true. >> woodruff: then, rebels fired scores of rockets on the syrian city of homs as the assad regime celebrated army day. margaret warner gets the latest on the bloody civil war from npr's deborah amos. >> brown: law enforcement bids farewell to f.b.i. director robert mueller. ray suarez explores the transformation of the bureau after the 9-11 attacks. >> woodruff: and we hear from two u.s. senators leading the push
syria over claims it used chemical weapons. >>> in the u.k. opposition is growing. plans to hold quick votes authorizing military action are reigned in. >>> also ahead, going hungry in yemen. why more than half of children under five don't have enough food. we have a special report. >>> plus, after fukashima japan weighs up reopening its nuclear power plants. ♪ ♪ >> hello. barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. the british government meanwhile changed its plans for a quick vote in parliament. we'll have more on that in a moment. let's start inside syria. a u.n. expert, they're in the suburbs of damascus for a third day and they're gathering evidence that could establish the use of chemical weapons. violence meanwhile continues in many other parts of the country. caroline malone has the latest. >> shock and panic moments after an explosion in the city. the result, death and destruction and all too familiar sights for some people in parts of syria. no less horrific for those effected this time
to ke >> can't the police keep us safe. >> we have to do everything to protect the city. >> how much power is too much power? >> the city has been virtually shut down. >> the police that's our show tonight. >> and now, john stossel. >> police state? america is not a police state. for the most part we are pretty free. recently however we did learn that government branch records of our phone calls and e-mails know who we talked to and when i am not all that upset about it. i think my political enemies already spy on my calls and e-mails. it is a slippery slope. it could lead to terrible things. there are already things that by government does that upset me more. bradley balco rights about them in his new book "the rise of the warrior cop." what do you mean warrior cop? >> they are armed like soldiers trained in timilitary tactics a equipment like humvee's. >> humvees, tanks, helicopters battle grade guns. for a long time they were reserved for emergency situations like fugitives or active shooter or hostage taking situation. >> you want to go in with a lot of power. >> you have lives a
. >>> the terror threat is real, the planned attacks are massive and the u.s. embassies are staying shut down for another week. that's what several u.s. sources are saying about an alleged al qaeda plot against u.s. interests in the middle east and africa. one source says al qaeda is back and stronger than it was before 9/11. after the bell stunner, jeff bezos buys "the washington post" for $250 bucks. and the bankrupt city of detroit starts the process of putting its priceless museum artwork up for auction. you wouldn't believe how much it could be worth. all those stories and much more coming up on the "kudlow report" right now. good evening, i'm larry kudlow. this is the "kudlow report." first up tonight, breaking news, jeff bezos paying $250 million for "the washington post" newspaper. a few days ago boston red sox owner john henry bought the "boston globe" for the bargain basement price of only $70 million. what is going on here? why will these foes succeed while others have failed. joining us is our own julia boorstin. why will they succeed where others have failed in. >> i think the qu
with us. sunny, i want to start with you. how would this work? i think it's an important distinction it's not going to change the laws but perhaps how we handhandle the laws, is that right? >> i think some people are thinking this means the sentencing guidelines are no more. while perhaps that's where the government is going, the government would vu to go through congress. we know there's been such a log jam when congress is involved. what our attorney general is doing is he is telling the u.s. attorneys offices all across the country, all the federal prosecutors that rather when someone is arrested an indicting somebody they do not place on the indictment is the amount of drugs involved. the mandatory minimums don't get kicked in. it seems to be a rudimentary way of going around congress and legislation but it would be effective. he's the chief u.s. attorney and the chief prosecutor of the federal government and all u.s. attorneys offices will have to follow suit. >> he's kpapted to say we cannot prosecute or incarceraka incarcy of becoming a safer nation. how can he convince the publi
deliberating and dan noyes has been inside of the courtroom following this trial. and will join with us a live report at 5:00 and 6:00 so stay tuned for that. good afternoon. >> another breaking story. sky 7 hd shows us crews on the scene of a brush fire. >> you can see flames charred dry brush. the area known as parks6!= reserve area training area. >> it's a center forearmy reserve personnel. you can see crews do seem to have a good handle on this one. >> if you missed a lit show last night you may get another chance to see it tonight. thousands of lightning strikes made for a spectacular display. we're live with more on this rare summer show. david? >> there is no doubt there was a big show last night according to senseors you can seebi backyards even. as mentioned there is a possibility of more tonight. how did you explain what he saw last night. abc 7 news cameras captured drama of lightning bolts estimated to be 50,000 degrees hot enough to spark fires if touching the ground. certified consulting meteorologist says low pressure system moving west across the state and continued to light up
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